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Below are links to web sites where you can gather additional information on radiation protection and radiation sources.

General Radiation Information

The following links provide general background radiation information.

Understanding Radiation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This page provides answers to basic questions about radiation.
Background radiation information and emergency instructions for individuals and families
 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site lists links that provide information for the general public on radiation emergency instructions and background radiation information.

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U.S. Government Agencies with Radiation Protection Responsibilities

Many federal agencies are involved in protecting the public from unnecessary radiation exposure. The following links bring you to each federal agency’s main radiation website.

Understanding Radiation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This page provides answers to basic questions about radiation.
Background radiation information and emergency instructions for individuals and families
 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site lists links that provide information for the general public on radiation emergency instructions and background radiation information.
Who Regulates Radioactive Materials and Radioactive Exposure?
3 January 2006 -  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
This page discuss the role that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the states play in regulating radioactive material and in protecting the public from unnecessary exposure.

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U.S. Government Agencies with Radiation Protection Responsibilities

Many federal agencies are involved in protecting the public from unnecessary radiation exposure. The following links bring you to each federal agency’s main radiation website.

Radiation Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This site is the gateway to EPA’s radiation program information.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
This site is the main site for the NRC.
Nuclear Energy
 U.S. Department of Energy
This page provides information on nuclear power and links to the DOE’s nuclear power offices and laboratories.
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
This site is the home page for FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health’s, which assures that radiation-emitting products and medical devices meet safety standards.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Radiation Studies
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This page is the gateway to the Center for Disease Control and Preventions radiation information.
Be Informed: Radiation Threat
 U.S. Department of Homeland Security
This site provides DHS guidance on actions to take during a radiological emergency.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration: Safety and Health Topics Radiation
U.S. Department of Labor
This page provides general information on radiation and links to information on OSHA’s role in setting radiation safety standards for workers.
DOD Nuclear Weapons System Safety Program Manual 
U.S. Department of Defense
This manual prescribes procedures for implementation of the DOD Nuclear Weapons System Safety Program.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
U.S. Department of Transportation
This is the web site of DOT’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, which develops the national safety program that minimizes the risk to life and property inherent in commercial transportation of hazardous materials.
Radiation Safety Staff
U.S. Department of Agriculture
This is the official site of USDA’s Radiation Safety Staff, which is the group that protects the USDA employees and the general public from harmful effects of radiation and assures compliance with applicable regulations.

State Contacts

The following link brings you to a site where you can find state radiation protection program contact information.

State Radiation Control Programs exit EPA
Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors
This page provides a U.S. map which links to contact information for state radiation protection program directors and their web sites.

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